Sunday, April 14, 2013

Davidson to Atlantic 10 per Goodman

The A-10 is close to adding Davidson to the league, likely in 2014-15, sources told The move is pending approval from the school's board of trustees.

This is from Jeff Goodman at

Davidson would give the Atlantic 10 several pros, but this would mainly be a basketball move.

Richmond, Davidson, George Mason, VCU, George Washington, St. Louis, St. Joseph's, Rhode Island, UMass, Duquesne, Fordham, Dayton, St. Bonaventure and LaSalle would be the makeup of the new league if Davidson approves the move.

Pros- Fills the Charlotte market, a large market that has no presence in league. Great school. Has lots of tradition with its basketball program. Actually has a following in the market. Name recognition from its NCAA tournament appearances and Stephen Curry. Has following all around the country. Soccer program is good.

Cons- Poor in most other sports (baseball hasn't made 8-team conference tourney since 2009), football in non-scholarship league, needs to add a sport or two. Women's sports could be better. Other than that, not much to complain about.

This will be interesting. The Atlantic 10 would consist of twelve teams if this occurred.


  1. This league would be a lot stronger if Fordham left. Interesting to see Davidson moving to the A10 after Charlotte left. I'm a big time 49er fan myself.